ERIC Number: ED355864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Exchange, 1992-1993.
Bunda, Mary Anne, Ed.
Instructional Exchange, v4 n1-6 Sep-Mar 1992-93
The purpose of this newsletter, published six times yearly during Western Michigan University's (WMU) fall and winter semesters, is to provide a forum for the exchange of information about instruction at the university. The first of six issues collected here looks at the contribution and role of adjunct professors. This issue includes a list of questions to help departments better welcome the adjuncts as colleagues, an essay on being a good teacher, and a brief article on the benefits of having these part-time professionals on campus. The second issue focuses on textbook selection and offers a selection checklist as well as discussion. An issue on helping students get the most out of textbooks covers learning to read actively, strategies for motivating students, an annotation strategy, and reading techniques. The fourth issue, on transfer students and their needs, looks at WMU services for these students, provides a faculty checklist of ways to help, and concludes by printing some of the transfer students' own suggestions on how to succeed at WMU. Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education are the subject of the next-to-last issue. Those principles include encouraging student-faculty contact, encouraging cooperation among students, encouraging active learning, giving prompt feedback, emphasizing time on task, communicating high expectations, and respecting diverse talents and ways of learning. The final issue discusses the usefulness of feedback about classroom learning. Each issue also includes references. (JB)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Assignments, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Students, Feedback, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Textbook Selection, Textbooks, Transfer Students
Office of University Assessment, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5767.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. Office of Instructional Development and Univ. Assessment.